We went to Austria (and Italy) for a week of climbing, hiking and Via Feratta-ing (is that a word?). We started with a nice 0600hrs flight from LHR to INN. We had a transfer that we missed as our flight was delayed and (despite Austrian Airlines advertising this connection) “25 minutes is too short to transfer”. Once we landed, Sam’s friend picked us up and we went for a BBQ at a Cottage in the mountains. The next day, we headed up to Nordkette for…Continue Reading “Austria 2019”

Wow. What can I say? I had no idea this area of Exmoor, or indeed the entire country, was this beautiful. Jess and I headed down to Illfracombe, a quaint British seaside town just to the West of Exmoor National Park. We had a wonder round (it wasn’t anything special) and then decided to find a campsite. As we drove through the country lanes, a sign reading “Pitches: £13” was on the side of the road. We headed in to Watermouth Valley Camping Park and…Continue Reading “Exmoor National Park”

Myself, Alex and fellow nutters Gee and Andy from TwoTravlrs headed up to the Lake District for the Lakeland Festival of Light and the Arc’teryx Big Mountain Weekend. Actually, that was more of just an excuse to get up there. It was a bank holiday, and despite the drawbacks that comes with the ‘city massif’ rocking up on a bank holiday, we hit the M6… Walna Scar Car Park Six hours later, we arrived at Walna Scar carpark. I’d never been here before but I’d heard of it…Continue Reading “Lakeland Festival of Light”

Bredon Hill is a 299m isolated hill in Worcestershire. It stands within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the summit of the hill, there are the remains of earthworks from an Iron Age hill fort known as Kemerton Camp, which is believed to have been abandoned in the 1st century A.D. after a considerable battle. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bredon_Hill

Well, we finally completed The Ben. This is kind of a long post so if you’re after a summary of what you need to bring when hiking Ben Nevis, click here to go to the bottom where I’ve provided one 🙂 Driving and Camping We decided to head up to Ben Nevis earlier in the week, taking advantage of the long Easter weekend. However, the problem with long bank holiday weekends is always traffic – and there was lots of traffic! The king of average…Continue Reading “Hiking Ben Nevis”